Community Health Workers: A Review of Program Evolution, Evidence on Effectiveness and Value, and Status of Workforce Development in New England

Seq ID: 590
DocID: Natl42
Authors: The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Year: 2013
State: NatDoc
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW roles and scope of practice, General
Evidence Generation: Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce, Results from pilots or studies not published in formal literature, Evidence-based interventions
Policy: Identifying policy expertise within state
Sustainable Financing: CMS and CDC engagement from a national level
Workforce Development: General, Training- Content/modes/delivery

Review of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council which documents the evolution of CHW programs within New England as well as nationally, summarizes the evidence on CHW program impact on health outcomes and costs, examines the potential budgetary impact of implementing CHW programs, and provides insights from policy experts on potential best practices in CHW implementation.

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